From Yes to I Do: The Wedding Guide for a Modern Bride

From Yes to I Do: The Wedding Guide for a Modern Bride

by Lucy Tobin

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A trousseau of creative, canny and crafty tips to plan a wedding with a difference.

This is a new wedding planning guide for brides-to-be. The savvy, the surprising and the downright ingenious ideas that will make your wedding stand out from the crowd. Not to mention some behind-the-scenes secrets that put this guide on the side of the bride, not the wedding industry.

Want to know what photographers, venues and caterers say you should ask them if you want the best service at the lowest price? Want a wedding with a personal touch, not off the peg? Lusting after luxury but smart about saving? Favour a home-made feel but haven't got the know-how?

Lifting the veil on everything from the entrance music to the honeymoon getaway, Lucy Tobin teaches you how to dream big, shop smart and do-it-yourself - all in the down to earth style of the kind of girl you'd want as your own bridesmaid.

Get ready to go up the aisle in style with this essential wedding planner!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782066729
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Publication date: 12/24/2013
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Lucy Tobin is the personal finance editor of the Evening Standard and writes a weekly column called How To Save It. She was a Telegraph journalist whilst aged 16, and is a regular guest on TV shows including BBC Breakfast, Sky News, BBC News 24, Five Live and more.

Table of Contents

Intro. YOU ARE INVITED TO... How to start planning your wedding: Picking a date; Choosing a location; Paying for it all - the budget; The practical business of marriage in the UK; The ceremony will take place at...; The civil ceremony; The religious ceremony; Marriage abroad. THE WEDDING WILL BE AT... Venues, budgeting, transport: Marquees; Venue budgeting; Visiting a venue; Paying for it; Get me to the church/temple/synagogue/venue on tiiiiiiiime; Guest transport. THE PEOPLE AND EVENTS - Running orders, roles, music and readings: The order of the day; The people; Ceremony music; Readings; The speeches. DRESS CODE - The dress, the suit, the other dresses, accessories: The dress; Accessories; The groom; Bridesmaids, flower girls and page boys; Mothers of the bride and groom; Pretty details; On-the-day beauty. LISTEN UP - Music, dancing and entertainment: Which band? Hey, Mr DJ...; That dance; Other entertainment. DIETARY REQUIREMENTS - Catering and cakes: The cake. CHEERS! - How much booze to have and how to save on costs. RSVP - Invite designs, wordings, wed-sites and order of service: The invitations; Place cards and table numbers; Wed-sites; Ceremony leaflet or order of service. FLOWER POWER - Working with florists, saving on costs, finding alternatives: Choosing flowers; Flowers and their meanings; DIY arrangements; Alternatives to flowers; Table planning. SAY CHEESE - How to find and what to ask for from a photographer/videographer: Money-saving photography; The video; What makes the best shots. SORRY TO INTERRUPT, BUT... Insurance, loans and online shopping: Before you spend a penny... get insured; Wedding loans; Credit card payments; Shopping online. AND FINALLY... Your day, your way. ADDED EXTRAS A: An Italian job - What you'll need for an Italian wedding. ADDED EXTRAS B: The countdown planner - From Yes To I Do to-do list. DIRECTORY - Essential websites. Index.

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